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post #1 of 17 Old 05-04-2012, 12:22 AM Thread Starter
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could this have been one of our boys ???

RAVENA, N.Y. (AP) Authorities say a 25-year-old upstate New York man has been arrested after troopers clocked him driving his motorcycle at 170 mph on the Thruway.

State police say a trooper first observed the motorcyclist going 166 mph Wednesday afternoon in the southbound lanes of Interstate 87 just south of Albany. The trooper pursued the biker and was able to get the Suzuki motorcycle's license plate number and a description of the rider when he slowed down in traffic.

But the man sped off again, and other troopers clocked him going as fast as 170 mph. Troopers eventually stopped him in New Paltz.

Police charged Nikkolaus McCarthy of Charlton with fleeing police, reckless driving, speeding and operating a motorcycle without a license.

He was being held in jail on $20,000 bail. It couldn't immediately be determined if he had a lawyer
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post #2 of 17 Old 05-04-2012, 12:40 AM
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If someone gets a Strom up to 170 mph, I want to shake their hand.....
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post #3 of 17 Old 05-04-2012, 12:41 AM
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Yeh right maybe 170 kph but even that's a stretch.

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post #4 of 17 Old 05-04-2012, 01:31 AM
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They don't mention a vstrom anywhere in there.
Why would you assume it's a strom?
The top speed of a strom is around 125 mph, so it couldn't have been a strom.

This sort of thing pisses me off; don't people realize the internet is running out of space? Forget the oil crisis; that so 1999; this is the age of the information crisis.
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I guess he thought "Americade" was this weekend.
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post #6 of 17 Old 05-04-2012, 09:27 AM
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I would have to think that at 170 mph the kid was riding a GSXR-1000 or even a Hayabusa.

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post #7 of 17 Old 05-04-2012, 09:35 AM
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170 mph is probably the only way the thruway up there could possibly be anything but profoundly boring. Love the fact that they only caught him because there was traffic.

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post #8 of 17 Old 05-04-2012, 09:46 AM
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He is in for a raft of sh*t

Very amateur letting the LEO get his number
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post #9 of 17 Old 05-04-2012, 09:47 AM
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In some places the cops are not permitted to pursue vehicles exceeding 100 mph..or variations of that. I think that's a good idea; the speeder is risk enough, adding a cop car to the situation just doubles the risk and puts more people in danger.

I had a cop chase me after I passed him at 120 (on a VFR 800). I pulled over and waited for him to catch up. When he got out of his car, I could see his heart pounding through his shirt. It took me 20 minutes to calm him down and convince him I wasn't a menace; it was late at night on a deserted AZ Interstate. I got a $300 fine, but it was better than the arrest and bike impoundment that the cop started the negotiations with.

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Originally Posted by kenneth_moore View Post
In some places the cops are not permitted to pursue vehicles exceeding 100 mph..or variations of that.
I know at least one Highway Patrol officer who reacted to that policy rather unfavorable, he said he now has very little to look forward to on his patrol.

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